E!Online did a recent interview with Drew while she attended the Refinery29 Holiday Party. They talked about Drew turning 40 and about her beautiful family.
It’s hard to believe, but Drew Barrymore is going to be 40 years old—yes, 40!—in just a couple of months.
The mom of two can’t wait to hit the milestone.
“I’m so excited,” she told me last night at Refinery29’s holiday party at the Sunset Tower hotel (Drew is the site’s editor-at-large) while sipping on a glass of her Barrymore by Carmel Road wine. “I finally feel the age that I am and I’ll tell you why—I always felt older than the number I was. I was always too mature and adult and raising myself or running a company or I’m only 19 and I’m a homeowner. Forty feels like where I’m at. It makes sense.”
Hubby Will Kopelman and their daughters, Olive, 2, and 8-month-old Frankie certainly help.
“I’m very happy,” Drew beamed. “Marriage is great and the kids are the best. I know that everyone says you’re supposed to treat your spouse as equal as your kids, but I struggle every day of who I love the most. I love them all!”
And she loves her work with Refinery29. “I love pretending to be a journalist and I love writing so much,” Drew said, adding, “They let me have my own voice but it’s a really nice balance with people with great journalistic experience pushing me to be my best.”
She’s written on an array of subjects, including finding the perfect suitcase at a snowboarding store, her love of Oprah Radio and why she finally decided to learn how to cook.
“We were thinking about who our dream editor-at-large was and Drew, honestly, was the first that came to mind because I really do think that we’ve watched her kind of evolve before our eyes,” Refinery29 editor-in-chief and co-founder Christene Barberich told me. “She’s incredibly inspiring, she has so much energy, she’s a businesswoman, she directs, she writes, she acts, she’s a mother, she’s an aspiring cook. She’s just really inspiring and she does it with such a sense of humor and a humbleness.”
This past weekend Drew took Olive & Frankie to the Baby2Baby Holiday Party that was hosted by Honest Products. Her girls are getting so big and it looks like they had a fun time! Images are now in the gallery!
– Drew Barrymore Online > 2014 > December 13 | Baby2Baby Holiday Party
USA Today shared this article about how Drew and her family celebrate Christmas & Hanukkah.
Sounds like a December-long party at Drew Barrymore’s house!
The actress says her family celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah. “This year, we’ll celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah, because Will’s Jewish so our daughters are half-Jewish,” Drew tells Closer. “We’re doing Elf on the Shelf and Mensch on a Bench!”
The Will she’s talking about is, of course, her husband, Will Kopelman. They have two daughters together
— Olive, 2, and Frankie, 7 months — and their holiday plans are underway.
“I got Olive a really cool wooden dollhouse from London,” says Drew. “It was damaged, but I thought it was cool.”
As for Frankie, “she’s a hand-me-down baby, so I have all these great toys from Olive, like flash cards and a piggy bank,” Drew tells Closer.
Peta has released a statement recognizing Flower Beauty as a Cruelty-Free organization.
Just in time for the holidays, we’ve learned that Drew Barrymore’s cosmetics line, FLOWER Beauty, is cruelty-free! The company does not conduct, commission, or pay for tests on animals anywhere in the world, a move that has landed it on PETA’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” list of cruelty-free cosmetics companies. FLOWER will also be using PETA’s product logo, proudly showing that no animals were harmed in tests.
“FLOWER Beauty is about all things good,” Barrymore says. “Thank you, PETA, for the acknowledgment of our cruelty-free brand.”
Every year, hundreds of thousands of animals around the world are force-fed chemicals or have substances dripped into their eyes or rubbed onto their raw abraded skin in archaic, cruel cosmetics tests, which are not required by law in the United States. These painful and often deadly experiments have been banned in the European Union, Israel, and India.
I have added a bunch of new scans to the gallery from magazines Drew was featured in from 1995 – 2000.
– Drew Barrymore Online > PUBLICATIONS
Thanks to my friend Jess we have captures of Drew’s appearance last week’s on The Tonight Show!
This morning Drew was interviewed on the Today show by Savannah Guthrie.
From flower child to CEO of Flower, her very own beauty brand, Drew Barrymore has had quite the career evolution since her days as the adorably pigtailed little sister from “E.T.”
These days, the mother of 2-year-old Olive and 6-month-old Frankie is spending less time reading scripts and more time in a lab coat, as she juggles parenthood and her ever-growing makeup business. Here’s what she revealed when she sat down with fellow new mom, TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, to talk business and babies.
1. On how her turbulent childhood shaped her ‘very traditional’ parenting style
“I had a very untraditional upbringing, so I looked at it from afar and just thought, ‘Well that’s the exact opposite of how I’d want to raise my kids.’ But it doesn’t make me bummed out that I didn’t have parents. It’s like, thank God that I didn’t because maybe I wouldn’t be this aggressively excited about tradition and values and Christmas cards and Halloween costumes… and being so present.”
2. On her next career move
“I think I will act less and less…I find the hours at this point in my life too difficult with kids,” she says. “It’s hard to be present when you wake up before them and come home after they’ve gone to bed. That’s just not the way I want to have this journey with my kids at this point in their life. But maybe when they’re older, I will feel differently.”
3. She’s actually really jealous of your job
“I would love to be a CEO! I’ve always had that desk fantasy and normal office job.”
4. Why she’s glad to be turning 40
“I’m so relieved to be 40. I’ve already started saying I’m 40 and my husband’s like, ‘Honey, you’re still 39. Why are you saying you’re 40?’… I’m just so excited! It feels good. It feels right.”
5. What she’d say to her 20-year-old self
“I don’t think she would have listened. Unfortunately I know that I’d be wasting my breath.”
6. On her basic beauty philosophy
“I just think that every woman, naked in her closet, has the things that she’s liking and battling with … It’s like when I go and try on clothes in a dressing room, I try to be excited about the things that are looking good, as opposed to that pile that really made me feel horrible … And you appreciate every moment, ’cause it’s only gonna sag more. So let’s appreciate today and be brave.”
7. What makeup item she’d bring to a desert island
“It was Skincognito, our foundation stick, but now it’s the DB Highlighter Roller Ball. I’m obsessed. I love things that are, in one, able to cover blue and red and brown and purple. Because that’s the colors you have on your face. I have blue eyes, or purple blue, I have red capillaries, I have brown sun damage. And then you get the odd spot that’s bright red; I need something that can cover all those colors.”
8. Will she have more kids?
“I’m open-minded about it. We’re really happy with where we are … So I think if we got pregnant we’d be the happiest people on Earth, and then we’d just feel even luckier. I think we’d also be completely content to stay right where we are.”
9. On what motivates her
“I have no idea! It’s the weirdest thing. I think it’s just a mind that always is working and, instead of shutting it down, I embrace it.”
People did a style feature on Drew and her three new fragrances she is launching for Flower Beauty!
When we had the opportunity to sit down with Drew Barrymore, actress, PEOPLE guest beauty editor and founder of the successful beauty (and now fragrance!) brand, Flower Beauty, we found that the well-known star can still surprise us. See why she’s enamored of the scent of whale vomit (yes, you read that correctly), what beauty move she can do with her eyes closed and more.
Before Barrymore launched her three new fragrances — Cherished, Radiant and Sultry — she spent hours in the lab trying out different scents, which led to her falling in love with quite an unusual smell: whale vomit (also known as ambergris). “When a whale would eat squid, I believe they would digest [it] in the whale’s stomach, and the whale would throw it up out and everything that was in his stomach to break down the squid,” she says. “It has this most potent, amazing, knee-buckling scent to women. I became voracious, I was like, ‘I want it! I need more!’ I kept grabbing it and smelling it like a little piglet.”
In case you were wondering (slash panicking), there’s no whale vomit in Barrymore’s fragrances. “Now they’ve decided to do a molecular copy of [ambergris] because they don’t want to hurt whales and take from whales anymore, thank God for that,” she shared. “And it’s in some of the best perfumes out there. That was cool to learn. I loved me some ambergris.”
In addition to being able to identify the smell of nauseous whales, the beauty mogul has another hidden talent: applying lipstick with her eyes closed à la Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club. Well, maybe not quite like Ringwald in the iconic scene (you know, the one where she applies lipstick without her hands), but she’s close! “Didn’t we all try to attempt the lipstick between the … When she did that trick, you were like, ‘Oh, you’re so cool.’” she says. “Not that I do that, but I think I could do lipstick with my eyes closed or anywhere,” she tells PEOPLE.
And to prove her point, she’s committed to the concept of “commuter beauty,” which she loves to share her Instagram. “I don’t remember the last time I sat down and did my makeup. It’s always on the go,” Barrymore says. “I want to see women putting their pictures out there of [their] on the go. That excites me. That would be my first thing, my #commuterbeauty hashtag that I am obsessed with, because it’s so true!”
But even though Barrymore is a pro at doing all her makeup on the go and mirror-free, she doesn’t run her beauty empire alone. She often asks friends and family — even her husband, Will Kopelman — for input on the collection! “I ask my husband his thoughts because he comes from an amazing family — he’s so smart, so chic and he has amazing taste,” she tells PEOPLE. “And I ask his family and I ask my friends. I like to get people’s opinions on things. I think you always have to trust your gut, ’cause that’s all we have, but it’s really good and crucial to get opinions.”